Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up
in the central struggles of our time. This enthralling film creates a vivid
picture of intellectual life in the 20th century.
For more than half a century, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving
Kristol have all passionately believed that ideas can change the world-especially
their ideas. And they have been fighting over those ideas ever since they entered
New York's City College as young radicals in the 1930's. Arguing the World traces
their youth in New York's immigrant neighborhoods, their idealistic college
days, their controversial roles during the McCarthy era, their battle with the
New Left in the 60's, and their vastly differing political views today.
Produced, written and directed by Joseph Dorman.
"Enthralling, wonderful!" -New York Times
"An Epic Adventure in the Dangerous World of Ideas!" -New York Post
" Entertaining, thought-provoking!" -Christian Science Monitor
"Lively and most enjoyable-shamelessly entertaining!" -Philadelphia
quarterly magazine of politics and culture.
- Interview with Director
- Archival Photo Gallery
- Director’s Statement
Release Year : 1997
Running Time: 109 minutes